ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #61
kaosbandit
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 170
I just watched the video of my bridge crash. That's pretty funny!
__________________
Check out my adventure blog at http://www.SpiritStrike.com
kaosbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #62
kaosbandit
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 170
I just finished the Gorges video. I haven't written it up on my blog yet, but here's the video:

http://youtu.be/RG5oAuEV420

It will probably be a week or two before I get it written up, but keep an eye out on www.SpiritStrike.com for it.
__________________
Check out my adventure blog at http://www.SpiritStrike.com
kaosbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #63
Whitebread117
I do what I want
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 459
Whitebread117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #64
JGDRZ400
n00b
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Oddometer: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by stretch160 View Post
here are some pictures from this weeks ride. It should give you an idea of where I like to ride.
crazy mushroom tree

trail is a little orergrown, but the view was nice.

easier to follow

todays first water crossing. easy peasy

that's gonna be a little trickier

toataly faked water crossing :P

big old pipe. insert pipe laying jokes here.

more pics






Now It's times like this I wish I had someone to ride with me.
I don't mind a bit of rutted trails, but this is just rediculous..

I could just see my self getting hurt out here in the middle of nowhere, and nobody even knew where I was.
I'm in Greer and would love to get in on that action! Is it public?
JGDRZ400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #65
stretch160 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stretch160's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: up-state SC
Oddometer: 448
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGDRZ400 View Post
I'm in Greer and would love to get in on that action! Is it public?
Yes-ish
I try not to ever ride anywhere that is either gated or posted as no trespassing. I have occasionaly found myself on the wrong side of a gate or posted area, but it was always unintentional.
I was once told that any road not posted as private is a public road by definition. A jeep trail is what is known as an unimproved road.
All of the areas in those pictures are neither gated nor posted. The DR will be getting some suspension upgrades this weekend, but if you want to ride after that let me know.
stretch160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 05:22 PM   #66
mdrake
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Oddometer: 182
Good stuff. I wish there had been a camera on the other side of that bridge that captured how close you got to the edge.
mdrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #67
kaosbandit
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdrake View Post
Good stuff. I wish there had been a camera on the other side of that bridge that captured how close you got to the edge.
Yeah me too. The GoPro did not do it justice :)
__________________
Check out my adventure blog at http://www.SpiritStrike.com
kaosbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #68
trespalacios
Oh libertad
 
trespalacios's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Upstate SC
Oddometer: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaosbandit View Post
I just finished the Gorges video. I haven't written it up on my blog yet, but here's the video:

http://youtu.be/RG5oAuEV420

It will probably be a week or two before I get it written up, but keep an eye out on www.SpiritStrike.com for it.
Nice video. That was an awesome ride. As of tomorrow, Bad Creek will open for the season. Should we start planing the next ride? I'm available on Sundays as my wife is teaching a saturday class.

Any other trails you guys know that are kind of like that? Given the physical limitations of my bike I might have to pass on Brown Mountain

Hey, how about Hurricane Creek?
__________________
13 KTM350 EXC "Katy"
07 DR650 "Sue" FOR SALE

Antioquia, tierra de mis amores
Some trail riding stories
trespalacios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #69
stretch160 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stretch160's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: up-state SC
Oddometer: 448
watching the videos, I'd say you are not limited much by the DL.
stretch160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #70
ByStickel
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Oddometer: 45
So many folks right here in Brevard!

If anybody would take pity on me and share some good routes, I would really appreciate it. I just got a Husa 390, after years away from riding, and I'd like to maximize my off-asphalt miles.

I've already begun poking around Buncombe Co., exploring the old access routes over the gaps, but most of them are now gated and off-limits. I sure could use folks' advice.
ByStickel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #71
kaosbandit
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by ByStickel View Post
So many folks right here in Brevard!

If anybody would take pity on me and share some good routes, I would really appreciate it. I just got a Husa 390, after years away from riding, and I'd like to maximize my off-asphalt miles.

I've already begun poking around Buncombe Co., exploring the old access routes over the gaps, but most of them are now gated and off-limits. I sure could use folks' advice.

I have an adventure blog www.SpiritStrike.com that I write all the trips up on.

Next weekend I will get the Gorges trip posted up, but in the mean time you can find some maps for where we went on other trips. That may give you some ideas on places to ride.
__________________
Check out my adventure blog at http://www.SpiritStrike.com
kaosbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #72
ByStickel
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Oddometer: 45
Thanks, Kaosbandit! Whitebread has also offered to share routes.

I'm heading to your blog, right now.
ByStickel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #73
kaosbandit
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 170
Ok guys I just published my full blog entry on our ride in the Gorges. Check it out!

Make sure you watch the video. There are multiple falls!


http://www.spiritstrike.com/blog/201...ocassee-gorges
__________________
Check out my adventure blog at http://www.SpiritStrike.com
kaosbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #74
trespalacios
Oh libertad
 
trespalacios's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Upstate SC
Oddometer: 633
I went back there yesterday trying to avoid the rain. No access to the Bad Creek area from the NC Gorges. Not sure what's going on. Fun ride though
__________________
13 KTM350 EXC "Katy"
07 DR650 "Sue" FOR SALE

Antioquia, tierra de mis amores
Some trail riding stories
trespalacios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #75
trespalacios
Oh libertad
 
trespalacios's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Upstate SC
Oddometer: 633
Has anyone gone back to this area since that ride? Still wondering when they will open the gate to go through between Bad Creek and NC Gorges
__________________
13 KTM350 EXC "Katy"
07 DR650 "Sue" FOR SALE

Antioquia, tierra de mis amores
Some trail riding stories
trespalacios is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014